Skip to comments.The obvious Reason's why I support Mike Bloomberg running for Presdident
Posted on 05/16/2007 5:29:56 AM PDT by tcostell
I've met Mike Bloomberg a few times at business functions, and to be frank, I personally didn't care for the man. He struck me as, perfectly in keeping with his image, one of the most self consumed and arrogant men alive. In the finance business in New York City, many people who deal with his company joke that their corporate logo should be the raised middle finger, because that's what passes for customer service there. Well it's clear that the attitude of his company flows down from the top.
After a lifetime as a liberal Democrat, he was elected as the Republican Mayor of New York using his own money, which relieved him of that detail of political life that politicians have always found so troublesome, their accountability to the electorate. Mike is free to do as he likes, because he's beholden to no one. No special interest has a grip on him, no party machine can influence him. And before that idea starts to sound appealing, you should remember that when we remove the influence of groups, all we are left with is the character of the man, and it's far more likely that one man alone will be wrong about a particular issue than all men will be wrong about it in unison.
Mike Bloomberg has had two key specialties as Mayor of New York City. The first has been his well publicized tendency to use government to intrude into the day to day lives of ordinary people "for their own good". For instance, "Nurse Bloomberg" as he's now known in many circles, has determined that new Yorkers are too stupid to manage their own diet, and has subsequently used his authority to ban the use of "trans fats" in preparing fried foods. To date this has produced no appreciable change in the lives of New Yorkers, a few bags of soggy French fries notwithstanding, but it has made Mike feel like he's "made a difference".
Personally, it's just made me feel like he thinks I'm an imbecile.
Second, while New York is the country's largest city, he apparently still thinks it's too small for him. So he's made every attempt to exert his authority extra-jurisdictionally on his most treasured social issue, the registration, licensing, and accounting of every firearm sold anywhere in the country. You see, New York City has very strict gun control laws. They were originally enacted to keep guns away from those feckless Irish immigrants less they begin to demand things of their government that their government was uninterested in delivering. And while those laws have very effectively eliminated guns from the hands of virtually all law abiding New Yorkers, the criminal population of New York still seems to be as well armed as ever. So Mike is doing his level best to extend the gun control laws of New York city, to the rest of the country in order to choke off the supply to his criminal population.
Toward that end, he has dispatched private investigators to Virginia, in alleged violation of federal law, in an attempt to prove that straw purchases are commonplace among the uncivilized rubes beyond his "Hadrian's wall" the Hudson river. He's lobbied mayors across the country to try to get them to forget about the interests of their own constituencies and do what he feels is right for New York. He's invested millions of his own money in reality distorting ad campaigns in mid western states designed to sway others into his "guns by government permission only" ideology. And he's gotten some reactions.
For starters, three states have proposed (and one has enacted) legislation banning the use of the BATF database for civil suits, the inevitable goal of his straw purchase efforts. Also, a television station in Kansas has, on review of his ads, refused to run them because they found they were too distorting of the actual issue. Apparently most American's aren't as comfortable being ruled from above as New Yorkers are. But all the heresy among the unwashed isn't going to slow down Mike Bloomberg.
He has recently announced his intention to spend up to a billion dollars of his own money to run as a third party candidate for President in 2008. And as a social conservative, and a second amendment advocate, I intend to enthusiastically support his effort. Mike Bloomberg will come in on the left of every Democrat in the race with regard to social issues, and will split the opposition into the delusional anti-war democrats, and the delusional domestic policy democrats. And since he'll be using his own cash, he won't be backed off by threats from the Clinton political machine or from the pleading of congressional leaders desperate to seem unified about anything. Mike you see, doesn't just think he knows better than people on the right, he thinks he knows better than everyone. And while he'll probably be annoyed that the Democrats won't just fall into line behind him, he certainly won't let it stop him.
When times begin to look tough for the political left, they have always fallen back on their most reliable tool, promising cake and circuses to the unwashed in exchange for votes. They have a long ignoble history of telling people whatever they feel they must to get elected and then wriggling off the hook later by talking about the definition of "is". And I can't wait to see the political left try to deal with someone who is ostensibly on their side, with utterly no interest in seeming like he's a populist.
Mike Bloomberg is a lifetime leftists who doesn't care a whit what we little people think... and that is why I would like to endorse his candidacy for president.
You dropped an apostrophe into your title.
A seven year sleeper...this I think is a record.
If he runs and uses his own $$$ the only question I’d ask is...from whom will he draw the most votes particularly in key states...the Republican nominee or the RAT?
Am I smelling ozone, or am I not seeing the “/sarcasm” tag?
And he doesnt know how to spell President. And this guy can vote?
You might want to read the post before you break out the stake, rope and matches.
Of course... I spell check the post 40 times, and forget to spell check the title. admin can you do me a favor and fix my shameful sloppiness?
It’s a humor piece ... but he should have checked it over a little more carefully, imo.
“Pres-diden’t” is kind of cute, though.
Well there is plenty of sarcasm, but the truth is I really do hope he runs. He will only hurt the Democrats.
No leave it up..
Think we can get Sharpton or Nader to run on his ticket?
Good point! I’d certainly like to see Al Gore in the race, on the same principle!
As my company is a long-time Bloomberg client, I have to agree - although they seem to have finally realized over the last year or so that they have competition and they seem to finally be trying to improve. If you know the right people there, you can get things done - probably a precise preview of the way a Bloomberg Administration would work. ;)
Mike Bloomberg. A Log Cabin Republican
From the ORIGINAL Cache of the 2004 Republican National Convention
This is the brochure for the protest of the 2004 Republican National Convention that was held in NYC.
This brochure is for the groups, Not in Our Name, Code Pink, RNC2DNC, MoveOn, Stonewall and name the group of the day.
There were a lot of thank yous that went out on the anti war protesters mails for all the inside help they had in getting the RNC schedule of events, guests and planning information so they could affectly assemble at all the events.
Look at August 29. A thank you party was held for the Log Cabin Republicans.
Brief history of the modern childlove movement
S.V.A. Honorary Members (STONEWALL Veterans’ Association)
(all 14 are supportive, considered and voted upon)
Liz J. Abzug, Rebuild Our Town Downtown, Co-Chair
N.Y.C. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
Well maybe if he runs as a third part candidate but I don’t see that happening. I personally think he could still end up winning the Democratic ticket.
Ummm, I think the title is sarcastic, especially considering the gist of the article.
He definitely would siphon off votes from Hillary.
The Dem version of Ross Perot!
Gore, or Bloomberg?
What can I say, I have no real excuse other than that I'm a math guy.
They’re all creeps.
You might want to reread it. It’s highlighting Bloomie’s more glaring shortcomings. It’s one of those endorsements along the lines of “RUN AL, RUN!”
That answers that one. Calling off the Viking Kitties (after we ROFL at Boomberg).
Virginia just passed a law making it illegal for N.Y. investigators to conduct investigations in Virginia and the VA Attorney General has provided written notice to N.Y. that violators will be prosecuted.
Bloomberg as a third party leftist will take a whole lotta votes from the libs. Which is what the poster is implying.Which is very good for Us :)
Don’t quit your day job, dude.
among other places. . .
Am assuming this is done with tongue in cheek
Whatever the case; good points scored against Bloomberg. The news as of late that New Yorker's think he is a better mayor than Rudy, did leave me wondering if this was not more than a bit of Demrat spin designed to interfere with Rudy's numbers. . .
Not only that...
"They were originally enacted to keep guns away from those feckless Irish immigrants less they begin to demand things of their government that their government was uninterested in delivering."
Lest they begin to demand things...
Tcostell lists three "obviou's" reasons why someone (it isn't clear who) should or should not support Mike Bloomberg:
-he banned transfats
-he's for gun control.
You'll have to do better than that.
The truth is, it was only inspired by one of the other posts where people who didn't know Bloomberg very well seemed open to his idea of a candidacy. I thought about it a bit and decided that I liked the idea, but for very different reasons.
Hey, considereing the doozies I post I’ve got no room to criticize. I really DO think that if you got someone to proofread it for you and fix it a little, it could be published as a tongue-in-cheeck op-ed.
LOL. Excellent. Amusing and intelligent. We don’t see that too often at FR. You should write more. Ping me if you do.
As a Texan, I have always viewed most Northurn' politicians very suspiciously--but this Bloomberg guy has seemed more suspect than most to me. That is because of his hideous record on the 2A,
Not long ago, word got out that the "honorable" mayor and a band of a few other mayors from around the country were going to hold this big press conference in DC. A few Second Amendment Sisters, a contingent from the Virginia Citizen's Defense League, and some DC freepers decided to show up and "share our views" with the good governor.
The strangest thing happened...Apparently the Goonberg heard that we were there--so he moved his "news conference"-----I heard that he moved it several times.
I know that we never found him--but mission accomplished, as he never got much attention when he finally found a place to give it. Apparently nobody cared, because he drew very little attention from it.
I've also taken heart in the fact that several of his allied cities have backed away from him, too.
I think you did a great job of capturing the essence of this guy. I also think you should publish it after a bit of editing.
Thanks for the compliment. I’m pleased someone was able to get past my awful spelling and grammar.
Actually, the SULLIVAN Laws were passed by the Irish-American head of the New York State Assembly, because he didn't want those "gangsters and revolutionaries" to be armed.
Other than that, great article!
There were errors? lol,I enjoyed the humor,the amusing sentence structure and obvious knowledge about this man that I didn’t even notice.
Very generous, thanks.
Articles full of I’s are unbearable to me. It’s a much worse offense than spelling mistakes and grammar errors.
Come over here. This is a good read. It’s well written and amusing.
Interesting point but alas, his 3rd party campaign might encourage one from the right.
Personally I don't see it. I think you need the arrogance of a Bloomberg to even bother at all, and I don't think there is anyone on the right who will do it. Usually it's an issues based person like Perot was, who is interested in forcing a topic into the debate. Giuliani is probably arrogant enough, but he doesn't hold beliefs firmly enough to be willing to take a loss for them, and I'm sure that's how he see's a 3rd part run.
Double dog... Huh?
McLame or possibly Hagel (who apparently has the same delusions as Bloomie)
I love your tagline. That’s my favorite book. I have to warn people I give or lend it to that they (being sensitive souls) have to ignore the phoenix aspect of it. But I think everyone can learn something on every page.